What Happens After Surgery
Recovery – After surgery patients given an anesthetic awaken under constant observation in the post-anesthesia care unit, phase 1. We keep close watch on blood pressure, pulse and respiration. Visitors are not permitted in that area. The phase 1 recovery room is 1-2 hours, though each surgery varies. After your recovery period, you will either be discharged or admitted to the hospital depending on your physician's orders.
Discharge - For reasons of safety you will not be allowed to drive yourself home. Even moderate sedation can cause impaired judgment. Please arrange for a responsible adult to transport you home. Please follow all post-operative guidelines carefully, so your recovery will be as quick and comfortable as possible. You will be provided a list of instructions and follow-up numbers for your continued care. At anytime if you have an urgent need regarding your procedure after discharge, contact your physician or seek medical attention from our emergency Room.
Main number: 541-726-4400
Surgery Outpatient: 541-726-4420
GI/Endoscopy Scheduling: 541-744-6000